Cravens a leader in his second year

USC safety Su'a Cravens steps up in the Trojans first week of spring practice under coach Steve Sarkisian. Now in his second season at Troy, Cravens says he's working on his man…coverage skills.

Su'a Cravens started 13 games for USC as a true freshman in 2013 (missing the contest at Oregon State due to a groin injury) and made a noticeable impact in the Trojans secondary.

Cravens, 6-foot-1 215-pounds, made 52 tackles, he grabbed four interceptions, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.

Now in his second season at USC, he expects his impact to grow.

Cravens, now practically looking like a linebacker with his added muscle, says he's working on his man-coverage skills and wants to be a playmaker everywhere on USC's defense.

USC coach Steve Sarkisian says it's during spring practice that Cravens will learn how to play everywhere in defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox's system.

"[Spring is] about developing the players, not just one dimensionally," Sarkisian explained after practice. "It's about allowing them to do more than one thing."

Cravens says he wants to be able to make plays at the line of scrimmage but also deep in the secondary.

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